When Google Goggles – the Android and iPhone app by Google that can do a photo-based search on your phone and identify what’s there in that picture you just clicked – was launched, it was accepted with open arms by everyone, both geeks and average users alike.
Google didn’t rest on its laurels after launching this cool app. It introduced the iPhone version soon enough, and later on introduced more features like barcode scanning and even the ability to solve Sudoko puzzles.
The drive continues and now, the new Google Goggles version 1.6 for Android makes it even better by checking each photo you take from your Android phone camera in the background and then informing you if it finds a suitable match.
You’ll first need to enable the Search From Camera option in the Goggles Settings on your Android phone in order for this feature to work.
After that, whenever you take a photo using your smartphone’s camera, the app will do a search in real-time and show matches in the status bar that’ll help you identify things like locations, paintings and much more.
So, if you have an Android phone, go ahead and try out this new version of the app. Tell us how it worked in the comments.